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St Peter's Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PZ

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • St Peter’s Hospital is located between Woking and Chertsey, approximately 1.5 miles away from junction 11 of the M25.
      From junction 11 follow the A317 west until you reach a roundabout from where the hospital is signposted.
    • Parking Charges: Up to 20 minutes free for drop off. Up to 2 hours £4.50. 2-3 hours £5.50. 3-4 hours £6.50. 4-5 hours £7.50. 5-6 hours £8.00 Day rate (over 6 hours) £10.00 Weekly rate £25.00
      Blue Badge Parking: Blue Badge parking is free at our hospitals. Blue Badges must be displayed in your vehicle and can be shown or scanned on exit. All our disabled spaces are located close to the main hospital entrances and signs clearly direct the way for people with a disability. There is access on both sites for wheelchair users.
      At St Peter’s Hospital, disabled car parking is mainly located in the A and E car park. There is easy access into the corridor behind A and E. From here you can access the main reception area and the lift to other parts of the hospital. At Ashford, there are ramps at both the Main Entrance and the Outpatient Department entrances. Both sites have easy access to lifts.
      For those with mobility issues who find it difficult to reach our clinics or wards, wheelchairs are located at the main hospital entrances.
      Parking Concessions: We recognise that for some patients visiting our hospitals regularly car parking costs can be a burden. We therefore offer the following concessions which are applicable at both of our hospital sites: Frequent visitors: Weekly parking permit - £25.00 Patients attending Haematology / Oncology Day units: Free for period of treatment. Patients attending long term cardiac rehabilitation clinics: Free for period of treatment. Parents attending our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital: Three weekly permit - £20.00.
  • By Bus View
    • There are regular bus services operating to Ashford Hospital from Heathrow Airport, Hounslow and other surrounding areas.
      There is a White Bus 446 service that operates between the hospitals but this is only free for staff use.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train stations to the hospital are in Chertsey (approximately 1.8km away) or Woking (approximately 7.1km away). Both stations are on the main bus routes.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located on level 2 of the main hospital building, to the right as you enter the Outpatients level 2 main entrance.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01932 723 553.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is [email protected].
  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Volunteers can be found at major junctions throughout the hospital corridors.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request and large print on request.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.
  • Comments View
    • PALS can be contacted from any internal hospital phone by dialling 3553.

Hospital Parking (Multi Storey Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the hospital main entrance.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 220cm (7ft 3in).
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • There is a touchscreen at the barrier.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 32 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 470cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 5in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located in front of the hospital main entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park.
    • Payment signs are located on level 2 of the car park.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located on level 2 of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to the Hospital View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The hospital entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is clearly signposted.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Visitor parking is located on levels 2 and 2.5.
    • Blue Badge bays are located on level 2 and there is step free access from the bays to the hospital main entrance.
    • There is a steep slope to exit the car park and access the hospital main entrance.
    • There is a wheelchair collection and drop off point located next to the payment machines on level 2.

Getting To (MRI Unit)

  • The MRI Unit is/are located on Level 2 of the Outpatients Wing.
  • Access to the MRI Unit is via the Outpatients main entrance - Level 2.
  • After entering the hospital via the Outpatients main entrance, follow the corridor to the lift lobby area, turn right and proceed along the corridor past three sets of open double doors.
    The entrance to the MRI Unit is located to the left.
  • There is step free access to the MRI Unit.
  • The MRI Unit is approximately 48m from the Outpatients main entrance - Level 2.
  • There are resting areas along the route.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

Outside Access (Outpatients Main Entrance - Level 2)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is not a drop-off point at this entrance.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 200cm.
    • The bollard(s) does/do not have a high colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
    • Standard manual wheelchairs are available for people to borrow at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 137cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.

Opening Times (Level 2 Entrance)

  • Monday 07:00 - 20:15.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 20:15.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 20:15.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 20:15.
  • Friday 07:00 - 20:15.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 13:30.

Opening Times (MRI Unit)

  • Monday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Outside Access (Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Level 2 of the Outpatients Wing.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter the department and to the left.
    • The reception point is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the unit entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm) .
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 11/01/2022.
    • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
    • There is a television.
    • Subtitles are available.
    • Vending machines are available.
    • A water dispenser is available.
    • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
    • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The vending machine is for coffee.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is not available.
  • No Braille signage is available.
  • No tactile signage is available.
  • No pictorial signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Changing Cubicle / Room

  • The changing cubicle/room is located outside the MRI Room.
  • The changing cubicle/room is 15m from the waiting room/area.
  • There is step-free access to the changing cubicle/room.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • The type of flooring in the room is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the cubicle/room.
  • There is flip down/tip up seat.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) available.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s) 156cm from the floor.
  • There is a functional emergency alarm in the cubicle/room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the MRI area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m from the department entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is high.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 222cm.
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 63cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is medium.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 120cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 61cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is high.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is high.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located to the right as you enter the unit.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m from the unit entrance.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • The colour contrast between the internal toilet door(s) and wall(s) is low.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 78cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is located above the sink, set back from the taps.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are available in the shared toilets.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 113cm.

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